Eat | Drink | Celebrate

The beautiful parkland estate located close to the picturesque village of Little Waltham near Chelmsford is the perfect place to eat, drink and celebrate.

With not one, but two distinct locations, Channels on the east and Little Channels on the west of the estate and a team of staff that pride themselves on ensuring guests have a truly magnificent time, Channels is the perfect place for any occasion.

With over 30 years of bespoke wedding venue services, Channels has long been established as one of the finest wedding venues in Essex.

Black Friday

We have incredible deals for Black Friday 50% off the entire wedding at both wedding venues.

The Essex Barn at Channels

Friday 26th January, Friday 23rd February, and Friday 23rd March

The Courtyard Suite at Little Channels

Friday 19th January, Friday 16th February, Friday 16th March

Channels Lodge

Book 6 rooms and receives the Honeymoon Suite for free! (On the above dates only)

(offer available from 23/11/17 to 1/12/17)

Christmas Events

Christmas Market

Santa’s Grotto

Chelmsford First Doggies Christmas Party

Sunday Lunch, Singing and Santa

Christmas Parties

Boxing Day

New Years Eve


The Channels Estate is host to two of the finest wedding venues in Essex; our traditional venue at Channels the Essex Barn and our intimate wedding venue at Little Channels the Courtyard Suite.

With over 30 years of bespoke wedding service experience and a magnificent wealth of expertise, you can be confident that we will help deliver a truly unforgettable day.


Channels Bar & Brasserie Brasserie has recently been fully refurbed, to create a new destination bar & restaurant for Chelmsford. The new menus focus on British fusion, quality sourced ingredients, with plenty of gluten free and healthy options. Seasonal special boards in the Brasserie are regularly updated, so there is always something new to try. New in the Brasserie for Spring 2017 is the bottomless Brunch menu.

The Bistro is a family run restaurant serving good value British food. The Bistro has plenty of high chairs, children’s menu, and colouring and pencils to keep them entertained.

Both bars & restaurants have ample free parking, free wifi and are situated just 10 minutes from Chelmsford City Centre in the beautiful countryside.



Channels Estate has four private dining suites available for exclusive hire. Accommodating from 4 to 40 guests for private dining in Essex, each suite provides a cosy environment for exclusive hire. Suitable for a range of events, from birthdays to anniversaries, baby showers, cocktail parties & dinners and press launches.

The team have a wealth of experience in planning and hosting events no matter what the size, providing a bespoke service for your special occasion.


Little Channels is situated on the west of the Channels Estate and this mid-19th century working farm complex has been superbly restored to create the perfect intimate party venue in Essex. Little Channels can provide two charming rooms each with their own private courtyards and offers an alternative venue for functions and parties in Essex.

Channels is situated on the east of the Channels Estate and is set in tranquil surroundings, with beautiful spacious outside areas. Channels can provide four different delightful rooms, including the 17th century thatched Essex Barn to hold any function or special occasion.


Little Channels Course (Par 64) 9 hole Pay & Play golf course with alternative tee positions, effectively offers a par 64 (4887 yards) 18 hole course. With fully automatic tee and green irrigation and excellent natural drainage, we endeavour not to be closed.

Little Channels boasts a 22 bay floodlit driving range, with yardage markers and pin targets. We use only quality name brand balls and the facilities we offer make us one of the best ranges in the area. We have other excellent practice facilities including a floodlit enclosed putting green and a practice green with chipping and bunker areas.

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